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Buy Side - EMS

FlexTRADER EMS

Multi-Asset Portfolio and Single Security Trading

FlexTRADER® is the industry’s market-leading, multi-asset execution management system (EMS) that encompasses all facets of electronic and algorithmic trading, and is trusted globally by tier-one asset managers and hedge funds trading equities, FX, derivatives and fixed income for its unparalleled performance, quantitative analysis and worldwide connectivity to liquidity sources.

Global Multi-Asset Trading

Worldwide Connectivity to More Than 200 Trading Destinations for Equities, FX, Options, Futures and Fixed Income

Powerful Analytics

Pre-Trade, Real-Time and Post-Trade Analytics Suite for Insightful Trading Analysis

Designed to Fit Your Needs

Customizable Portfolio Charts, Visual Alerts, Dynamic Algo Parameters and Limits

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    Buy Side - OMS

    FlexONE

    Order/Execution Management System (OEMS)

    FlexONE is our all-inclusive order/execution management system designed to facilitate and streamline the demanding trading requirements of the global hedge fund community.

    Multi-Asset Platform

    Handles Equities, FX, Options, Futures and Fixed Income

    High Performance

    Designed to Maximize Performance

    Compliance

    Intuitive Front-End with Complete Library of Rules for Pre-Trade and Post-Trade Reports

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      Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

      FlexAlgoWheel

      Intuitive Algo Selection Interface to Optimize Best Execution

      FlexAlgoWheel is a next generation platform to allow electronic, low-touch trading desks to standardize, automate, and evaluate the trading process for their clients.  Available as an add-on to their current OEMS, or, through our FlexTRADER® multi-asset order and execution management system (OEMS), FlexAlgoWheel allows low touch traders to design and manage order routing workflows directly through an intuitive user interface for their clients. The platform includes integrated transaction cost analysis (TCA), and can be used for broker evaluation, algorithm selection and other data-driven applications to improve routing decisions and reduce trading costs.

      Trade

      Standardize and Automate Multi-Asset Trading Workflows

      Evaluate

      Generate Unbiased Data for Analyzing Performance

      Adjust

      Flexibly Redesign Workflows & Create Data-Driven Feedback Loops to Improve Performance

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        Buy Side - FX

        FlexFX

        Foreign Exchange Execution Management System

        FlexFX is our award winning, algorithmic trading and execution management system for buy-side institutions trading FX. FlexFX offers advanced integration with OMSs, as well as fully integrated post-trade allocation solutions. Trusted by the world’s largest asset managers, FlexFX enables traders to manage and efficiently execute large numbers of orders (block size or small) across multiple value dates by optimally blocking/netting the SPOT component and accessing liquidity venues based on account and broker restrictions.

        Comprehensive Workflow

        Advanced Integration with Leading OMSs, Third Party/FIX-Based Post-Trade Allocation Systems

        Direct Liquidity Access

        To More Than 100 FX Providers

        Streaming Prices with Full Depth of Book

        Handles Spot, Forwards, NDFs and SWAPs

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          Buy Side - Options

          FlexOptions

          Options Trading Order and Execution Management System

          FlexOptions is a cutting edge order and execution management system for buy-side institutional options traders.  Derivix-AM provides direct access to options exchanges, a wide array of broker and fully customizable algorithms, as well as advanced options trading strategies, such as dispersion, volatility and cross-asset trading. The system also features comprehensive analytics and rich position and options management functionality.

          Order & Execution Management

          Fully Configurable Front- and Back-End Derivatives Platform

          Pricing and Analytics

          Proprietary Volatility Time Model and Comprehensive Greeks with Advanced Skew Analysis

          Portfolio Management

          Scenario Analysis, Grouping and P&L Greek Decomposition

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            Buy Side - Futures

            FlexFutures

            Futures Trading and Risk Management System

            FlexFutures is our flagship order and execution management platform for buy-side institutions trading across global futures markets. FlexFutures provides an unparalleled combination of highly configurable user interfaces (UIs), advanced performance, single- and multi-leg execution capabilities and support for customizable workflows.

            Customizable Point & Click Trading

            Short-Term Return Forecasts and Intraday Volume Forecasts

            Create, Integrate Algorithms & Trading Strategies

            Create Your Own Trading Strategies According to Execution Venue

            A Complete Set of Advanced Futures Algorithms

            Determine the Best Trading Trajectory for Your Portfolio

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              Buy Side - Fixed Income

              FlexTRADER Fixed Income

              Advanced Buy-Side Fixed Income Execution Management System

              As part of its unparalleled multi-asset capabilities, FlexTrade offers a comprehensive, open architecture, fixed income EMS for global buy-side institutions.

              Complete Coverage of All Fixed Income Cash & Derivative Instruments

               

              Enables All Liquid & Illiquid Execution Workflows

               

              Axe Aggregation & Pre-Trade Analysis Tools

               

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                Buy Side - TCA

                FlexTCA

                Post-Trade Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA)

                Flex TCA is our transaction cost analysis and execution quality management solution offering historical analysis in trading portfolios and single securities across global equities, FX, futures and fixed income.

                Data

                Trading Data of Unparalleled Granularity & Accuracy on Every Order

                Analytics

                Rich Set of Standardized & Customized Trading Metrics, Benchmarks & Cost Models

                Intelligence

                Seamless Integration of Actionable Analytics into Trading Workflow

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                  Buy Side - Advanced Analytics

                  FlexEdge

                  Our Suite of Advanced Analytic Trading Tools

                  FlexEdge is our suite of predictive analytics designed to give traders the edge they need to effectively plan and optimize trading strategy.

                  Real-Time Volume Forecasts

                  Volume Profile Forecasts Available Every Day Before the Open & Updated Continuously Throughout the Trading Day

                  Short-Term Alpha Profiles

                  Market Data-Driven Short-Term Alpha Forecasts to Assist with Trade Scheduling, Trading Strategy Selection & Limit Price Determination

                  Optimized Portfolio Trading

                  Improve Trading Performance & Reduce Transaction Costs by Optimizing the Trading Schedule

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                    Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

                    Algorithms

                    Customizable, Multi-Asset Trading Strategies

                    FlexTrade provides a broad range of adaptable and customizable global trading algorithms with multi-currency and multi-asset capabilities. They span the range from single instrument algorithms, such as VWAP and Percentage Participation, to a series of powerful and flexible arbitrage algorithms covering multiple asset classes with auto-hedging of currency exposure, as well as basket programs that are designed to efficiently execute a large number of instruments, such as portfolio rebalancing. As part of our basket trading capabilities, FlexTrade provides a robust set of index and ETF arbitrage algorithms. FlexTrade also provides support to more than 400 broker-dealer provided algorithms.

                    Trading on Your Terms

                    A Broad Array of Customizable Trading Algorithms

                    Multi-Asset and Multi-Currency

                    Handles Equities, FX, Options and Futures

                    Basket Trading

                    Portfolio Rebalancing and a Robust Set of Index and ETF Arbitrage Algos

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                      Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

                      FlexStrategy Server

                      Algorithmic Execution Engine

                      FlexStrategy Server is a robust, high performance algorithmic execution engine to implement single security, cross-asset, multi-leg and portfolio based trading strategies. FlexStrategy Server is used by leading hedge-funds, buy-side institutions as well as broker-dealers to deploy a broad range of custom algorithms or strategies with connectivity to global electronic markets. Available through FlexTrade’s EMS and OMS solutions, or as a stand-alone system, FlexStrategy Server comes with an intuitive, feature-rich API that provides advanced processing with fully customizable trading logic within a secure multi-threaded 64bit algorithmic trading container.

                      Intuitive Programing Interface

                      Quickly Get Up to Speed and Start Customizing

                      Wide Array of Strategy Implementations

                      Market Making, Multi-Leg/Pairs/Spreads, Smart Order Routing

                      Seamless Integration with System Processes

                      FIX Interface, Order State Management, Market Data Interfaces

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                        Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

                        Strategy Back-Testing

                        Multi-Asset Strategy Back-Testing

                        FlexTrade’s Strategy Back-Testing framework is designed to gauge and adjust the performance of past trading strategies for real-time use in trading equities, FX and futures.

                        Strategy Testing

                        Back-Test, Update & Deploy Trading Strategies

                        Speed & Performance

                        Back-Test a Day’s Worth of Data in 30 Seconds; A Year in Less Than a Day

                        Multi-Asset

                        Handles Equities, FX & Futures

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                          Buy Side - Market Connectivity Solutions

                          FlexSmart – Smart Order Routing

                          Global Smart Order Routing (SOR)

                          FlexTrade’s comprehensive, fully customizable FlexSmart smart order routing serves buy-side trading institutions around the globe. Using FlexTrade’s high-performance, multi-asset trading system technology, FlexSmart provides ultra-low latency and high throughput with a full range of routing functionality, and regulatory compliance and reporting.

                          Access All Markets Globally and in Parallel

                          Trade Global Equities, FX and Options

                          Wide Range of Posting Options

                          Simultaneous and Sequential Routing with Tactics for Non-Displayed Liquidity and Posting

                          Easy-to-Use Interface

                          Monitors the Status of All Market Destinations

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                            Buy Side - Market Connectivity Solutions

                            Market Access

                            Market Access

                            When it comes to market connectivity and routing, it always starts with the quantity and quality of your connections and access to the markets.  FlexTrade’s market connectivity solutions are global in scope offering direct market access to more than 50 exchanges.  And with our advanced order routing technology, you will experience ultra-low latency and high throughput trading for all  asset classes.

                            Americas

                            US Equities
                            • NYSE – New York Stock Exchange
                            • ARCA – NYSE Arca
                            • NASDAQ
                            • NASDAQ BX
                            • EDGA/EDGX – Direct Edge A/X
                            • BATS (X/Y)
                            • CBSX – CBOE Stock Exchange
                            • NSX – National Stock Exchange
                            • CHX – Chicago Stock Exchange
                            US Listed Options
                            • BATS Options
                            • BOX – Boston Options Exchange
                            • CBOE – Chicago Board Options Exchange
                            • ISE – International Securities Exchange
                            • NASDAQ Options
                            • PHLX Options
                            • AMEX Options
                            • ARCA Options
                            US Futures
                            • CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange
                            • CBOT – Chicago Board of Trade
                            • NYMEX – New York Mercantile Exchange
                            • COMEX – Commodity Exchange
                            Canada Equities
                            • TSX – Toronto Stock exchange
                            • Alpha exchange
                            • Pure
                            • Chi-X
                            Canada Derivatives
                            • MX – Montreal Exchange
                            Brazil Equities & Derivatives
                            • B3

                            EMEA

                            Europe Equities
                            • London Stock Exchange (LSE)
                            • BATS Chi-X Europe
                            • Euronext
                            • SIX Swiss Exchange
                            Europe Derivatives
                            • Eurex
                            • ICE Futures Europe
                            • London Metals Exchange (LME)
                            Middle-East
                            • DGCX – Dubai Gold & Commodity Exchange
                            • BFX – Bahrain Financial Exchange

                            Asia-Pacific

                            Asia Equities
                            • NSE – National Stock Exchange, India
                            • BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange, India
                            • MCX-SX – MCX Stock Exchange, India
                            • ASX Australian Securities Exchange
                            • SGX – Singapore Exchange ST
                            • MYX – Bursa Malaysia Securities
                            • SET – Securities Exchange of Thailand
                            Asia Derivatives
                            • SHFE – Shanghai Futures Exchange
                            • DCE – Dalian Commodity Exchange
                            • ZCE – Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
                            • CFFEX – China Financial Futures Exchange
                            • MCX – Multi Commodity Exchange, India
                            • SMX – Singapore Mercantile Exchange
                            • SGX – Singapore Exchange DT
                            • TFEX – Thailand Futures Exchange
                            • MYX – Bursa Malaysia Derivatives
                            • OSE – Osaka Stock Exchange
                            • TOCOM – Tokyo Commodity Exchange
                            • ASX 24 – Australian Securities Exchange

                            Data Centers

                            For Global ASP support

                            Because data volumes in the capital markets have undergone explosive growth in last few years, data centers today are critical processing points for a hosted, ASP-based trading infrastructure.
                            By partnering with data centers around major financial hubs in the Americas, Europe and Asia, FlexTrade provides users of its hosted trading solutions with the same advanced technology and customization available to users of our legacy FlexTRADER EMS.

                            • New York
                            • Chicago
                            • London
                            • Frankfurt
                            • Düsseldorf
                            • Hong Kong
                            • Singapore
                            • Sydney
                            • Tokyo

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